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The whale, mythical creature. " There Leviathan, hugest of living creatures, in the deep Stretched like a promontory sleeps or swims, And seems a moving land; and at his gills Draws in, and at his breath spout out a sea" (Paradise Lost) . A silent ode of a graphic novel as grandiose as the creature, directly imported in limited quantities from Europe, with quotes from famous works (in English) . Must be seen.
The texts in this astonishing graphic novel are extracts from Milton, Hobbes, and Bacon in the introductory "Leviathanology" and, for epigrams to prologue, chapters, and epilogue, from Genesis (1:21, KJV) and Moby Dick, Harder's model for such presentation of quotations as well as for his subject. Like Melville's whale, Harder's is a destructive force, perhaps amoral. It is first sighted, at chapter 1's climax, terminating a long oceanic food chain. Subsequently, it courses through history, attacking a giant squid preying on a schooner but later turning on a nineteenth-century whaler and then one of that boat's harpoon-cannon-armed successors. It helps an animal-laden ark but harries a tourist-freighted cruiser. It guides a transoceanic liner to an iceberg, chomps a submarine in half, unmoors an offshore oil platform, sinks a tanker. Finally, it seems to have died, but the great marine food chain unreels again. Working in only black, gray, and white, Harder composes a grand pictorial fantasia that defies logic and chronology but enraptures the eye and engages the ecological-moral imagination. Ray Olson
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Descrizione libro ComicsLit, 2004. Album. Condizione libro: New. Jens Harder (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria 2848560428